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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Friday October 21st, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Sparta Cemetery
Friday October 21st, 2022

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Lila Irene Johnson

Lila Irene Johnson, 87, of Nixa, Missouri passed peacefully in her sleep at Mercy Hospital with her family by her side on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Lila was born June 19, 1935, and was an only child to Charles Bath, and Edith (Peacock) Bath in Coffeyville, Kansas. 

Lila and Theodore were married on October 17, 1953, and became partners on a small family business, Ozark Mold, and Engineering where many of her family members worked through the years together.

Lila was selfless, always more concerned about meeting the needs of others instead of herself.  She was happiest when she was with and taking care of family and always welcomed guests into her home. She was very independent and did not ask for help from others, but that is okay, because she raised her family to take care of others even when they could not ask for help. She loved to travel with family, cook, and read. She loved to be on the go, and she was always ready for an adventure. She and Ted loved horses and competed in horse shows for many years. She loved to go and watch horse shows, polo games, horse racing, and dog shows. She loved to bowl and was on many leagues throughout her life. She enjoyed playing spades online, and she was in a few Facebook cooking groups where she shared her love of cooking.

Lila is survived by her daughter, Diane Gaddy of Rogersville, MO.

Surviving grandchildren are Dawn Renee Leonard, Mindy Flannigan, Christy Carr, Ted Gaddy, and Eric Englind.

Surviving great grandchildren are Ian Sedlemeyer, Anastacia Sedlemeyer, Lily Flannigan, Graycen Flannigan, Sophia Gaddy, Ryan Leonard, Gavin Alexander, Caleb Alexander, Malachi Patterson, Cameron Patterson, Grace Patterson, Colin Smith, Gaige Englind, and Brooklynn Englind.

Surviving great great grandchildren are Stormee Vandier, Theodore Taylor, Keeley, Allison and Dawson Leonard, Ethan, and Jameson Smith.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Bath and Edith Bath, her husband of 69 years, Theodore Johnson, daughters, Jeraldine Leonard, and Cynthia Johnson.

Wrote with Love by Lila's loving family. 

Visitation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow the visitation at Sparta Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

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I felt like I knew you from your page, and cooking for one gave so many ideas and tips. You will be missed. May you rest in peace.

Deborah Kelley Nov 1 2022 11:41 AM

We miss you at Recipes Amish and More Lila Bath Johnson. Everyone looked forward to seeing your wonderful recipes. You were a sweetheart. I'm glad I used some of your recipes for our group picture.
May you rest in the arms of Jesus.
Our condolences to your family and loved ones

Wanda Cummins Oct 25 2022 8:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lila Johnson

Kathy Purdes Oct 23 2022 12:38 AM

Dearest Lila, you were a light for me during my darkest days. Your yummy meals for one taught me to care about myself and that cooking for one can be creative and satisfying. Rest well, dear lady, and thank you.

Karen Oct 20 2022 4:19 PM

I send my condolences to Lila's family and friends. I enjoyed Lila's Cooking for One recipes she shared on our Facebook group. Rest in Peace Lila.

Jim Nielsen Oct 20 2022 12:09 AM

You will be so missed Ms Lila , You live all , and treated all as if we were your family with open arms. Blessed to have known you during the last few years.

Amber perkins Oct 19 2022 7:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lila Johnson

Beverly K Jackson Oct 19 2022 7:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lila Johnson

Stephanie Morgan Oct 19 2022 6:29 PM

Loved following Lila’s recipes on Facebook. Looked forward to them daily, and will miss this terribly. Prayers to her family, and also to her “Cooking for One” family 🙏🏻

Cindy Oct 19 2022 4:58 PM

Lila was a wonderful person. I will cherish all of the memories made during the last 30 years. From the family vacations to St. Louis and the RV vacation to Padre Island, to the numerous holidays, shopping trips, and playing bingo. She was a joy to be around. Sending hugs and love.

Annie Chambers Oct 19 2022 4:02 PM

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